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Why Ukraine's Situation Makes Russia's Other Neighbors Nervous

When Vladimir Putin announced the Kremlin's annexation of Crimea this week, he made it clear that the region's large Russian-speaking population made the move necessary and inevitable.<p>In fact, large populations of Russian speakers are common along the fringes of the old Soviet Union. Those groups …

Ukraine's Military Is Pulling Out of Crimea

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Ukraine will draft a plan to remove its military and civilians from Crimea, essentially ceding …

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Arrivederci Rome: Venice Votes On Independence Referendum

ROME – While the referendum over Crimea’s secession from Ukraine continues to make headlines worldwide, a much lower-profile poll for independence is gaining momentum in Italy: the vote for the breakaway of Venice.<p>Residents of the northern Italian region of Veneto – Venice being its main city – are …

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US and Iran: More work needed on atomic deal

Iran and six world powers still have a long way to go in overcoming their differences over Tehran's uranium enrichment programme, though all parties aim to adhere to their six-month deadline to reach a nuclear deal, a senior US official has said.<p>"It's a gap [on enrichment] that's going to take some …

Al-Qaeda spokesman: Bin Laden said 'deliver a message'

<b>A man US prosecutors say was al-Qaeda's spokesman after 9/11 has testified Osama Bin Laden wanted him "to deliver a message to the world".</b><p>Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, 48, took the stand in his own defence at his terrorism trial in New York City on Wednesday.<p>He has pleaded not guilty to charges he conspired …

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U.K. unveils new pound coin to fight fraud

The U.K. has unveiled a new 12-sided pound coin that is being hailed as the most secure coin in the world.<p>The Royal Mint will begin replacing existing round £1 coins in 2017 in a bid to stamp out fraud. It estimates that 3% of £1 coins -- or nearly £46 million ($76 million) -- are fakes.<p>But it's …

Tim Cook calls new Apple book 'nonsense'

A new book paints Apple in the post-Steve Jobs era as an empire in decline. Tim Cook, predictably, isn't a fan.<p>In a statement to CNBC Tuesday, Cook called the book -- <i>Haunted Empire</i>, by former <i>Wall Street Journal</i> Reporter Yukari Kane -- "nonsense." Kane, he said, "fails to capture Apple, Steve, or …

Payleven Set to Launch €100 NFC-equipped Chip & PIN Reader

Rocket Internet-backed mobile payment processor Payleven has today announced the launch of a new NFC-equipped Chip & PIN card reader which will be available for customers in the second half of this year.<p>Like its previous Chip & PIN card reader, the unit will allow small businesses to accept …

Sony Announces Project Morpheus, A Virtual Reality Headset For The PS4

And just like that, the Virtual Reality wars have begun.<p>Firing a shot across the bow of Oculus (the company responsible for getting many people excited about virtual reality again, after the myriad flops of the 90s), Sony has just announced that they’re building a VR headset for the PS4.<p>Sony is …

America's Coolest College Startups 2014 | Inc.com

Not long ago, people would call college "kids" who started businesses quaint. Now they call them the boss.<p>Helped in part by low-cost technologies and an increased prevalence of entrepreneurship training at the university level, college students--and indeed those even younger--are making solid …

Google plans to kill Google Voice in coming months, integrate features into Hangouts

We’ve heard that Google Voice is getting dragged to the trash can and most of its functionality will be incorporated into the G+ Hangouts apps on both Android and iOS. This has already happened to an extent with the ability to phone friends on Hangouts, but we’re hearing the full shuttering and …

Google, Intel, Microsoft help build climate change tools

The Obama administration is tapping the expertise of corporate giants like Google, Microsoft and Intel to use federal data to develop tools that will help communities adapt to climate change.<p>Google plans to create high-resolution drought mapping for the mainland United States as part of a White …

Obama awards Medal of Honor to 24 veterans, cites 'unimaginable' valor

WASHINGTON- It took decades, congressional legislation and a review of thousands of war records, but two dozen veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam received the Medal of Honor on Tuesday from PresidentObamaat an emotionalWhite Houseceremony.<p>"As one family member has said, this is long …

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